It was a state House in all its splendour that welcomed the august guest on a 72 hour working visit to Cameroon.
The highpoint of Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission’s visit was the audience with President Paul Biya.
The informed class affirm that the duration of discussion, 90 minutes, is a clear indication of the important issues evoked.
The state dinner offered by the Presidential Couple that followed the tête a tête was another translation of the magnitude of the guest and importance of the visit.
President Paul Biya in his toast once again reiterated Cameroon’s attachment to the African Union.
He discussed the present security challenges faced in three fronts; the Boko Haram of the North, the influx of refugees and armed groups in the East and Adamawa regions and the socio-political crisis in the two English speaking regions of the country.
Cameroon’s leader was hopeful the African union will weigh-in to work with Cameroon find solutions to the problems that have resulted to many displaced persons and untold hardship.
The President also pressed for the implementation of the African Union Agenda 2063 which essentially calls for a united Africa.
It was an experienced technocrat who understands the specificities of these problems who responded.
Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission prescribed dialogue and stated that the Commission will stand by Cameroon especially during the forthcoming Presidential election.
African Integration, peace and security were the main focus of the Chairman’s response.
In all humility, the august stated unequivocally that he has come to listen, to be updated and learn.
He saluted President Paul Biya’s wisdom which has pushed the continent forward.